Leadership is courageous" is a phrase that Phillips uses to help schools and institutions looking to join Cal-PASS overcome their concerns about data sharing.
Cal-PASS uses Professional Learning Councils (PLCs) to create, design and implement initiatives at all educational levels.
The new system uses Cal-PASS to automatically transfer the 2+2 credit earned by a student in high school to their college.
Cal-PASS forces schools to communicate with each other and eases students' transition to postsecondary education.
Cal-PASS starts with a collection of data on student grade point averages, Lest scores and other factors in all courses at all grade levels in participating schools.
Phillips sees Cal-PASS as a model for other states.
Here's how Cal-PASS works: Each participating institution provides data once a year and appoints a representative to gather and access data.